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The Blue Owl - Home of the Levee High Apple Pie

~ A Treasured Recipe ~

Happy March, friends! February came and went quickly, and spring is right around the corner. Last week, St. Louis and many other areas celebrated Mardi Gras. Did you know that St. Louis has the second largest Mardi Gras celebration in the nation, second only to New...

~ Working Women’s Survival Show ~

The Ultimate Girls’ Day Out is almost here! This weekend, the Working Women’s Survival Show comes to the St. Charles Convention Center, and ladies all over the area are very excited. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the WWSS. Nearly 400 exhibitors will gather,...

~ Valentine’s Day ~

It’s February, and love is in the air! In just one week, couples everywhere will be celebrating Valentine's Day with cards, flowers, sweets, and special dates. I can’t wait to celebrate with my sweet Valentine, of course. Jerry and I have been together since 1985. We...

What Your Favorite Blue Owl Meal Says About You

Recently, I asked folks on Facebook what Blue Owl meal they would choose if they had to eat the same meal for the rest of the year. What great fun our Facebook followers are! Many joined in, with quite a few different answers. I started thinking about all the...

~ Your Recipe for 2017 ~

In my last blog of 2016, I shared a wonderful recipe. I hope it added a great taste to your New Year celebration. Now that 2017 is underway, and many folks are diving head first into their resolutions, I have another recipe to share. Instead of resolutions, I have put...

A Recipe for the New Year

Another wonderful Christmas season has come and gone! I hope that you spent your holiday time surrounded by those you love, enjoying good food and great company. I am grateful for another year of celebration here in Kimmswick. As 2016 comes to an end, many of you will...

Naughty or Nice?

We had such a wonderful time at Dinner with Santa on December 9 here at The Blue Owl Restaurant & Bakery! Many sweet little children enjoyed dinner, treats, activities, and time with their favorite jolly elf. I was blessed to spend a little time talking with St....

~ Better Baking ~

Another wonderful Thanksgiving and now we head full steam into the Christmas season. I want to pause and let you know how very grateful I am for all of you; my dear family, friends, Blue Owl family, Kimmswick community, and extended connections all over the world! For...

~ Your Holiday Table ~

Happy November, friends! Halloween has passed, as has the amazing Apple Butter Festival. Thank you so much to all who came out to visit our charming town. We had a wonderful time! There is simply nothing like the smell of freshly made apple butter filling the air....

~ Happy National Chocolate Cupcake Day ~

Yes, friends. There is a holiday for just about anything you would ever want to celebrate. Today is no exception, as we celebrate the deliciousness of chocolate cupcakes. Cupcakes are indeed an amazing treat, and have become a favorite of folks across the country,...

Witches Night Out

October is here, friends! I know you’re excited, because October brings a chill in the air, bonfires (with s’mores), Apple Butter and Witches Night Out! On October 15, the charming streets of Kimmswick take a dark and spooky turn. Hundreds of witches descend upon the...

~ Welcome Autumn! ~

It’s that time of year when all things turn pumpkin spice - lattes, teas, cookies, ice cream, cereals, bagels, English muffins and more. If the spice can be added, it is! And who am I to disagree, nothing feels more like home than the scents of cinnamon, nutmeg,...

Shop ’til Tea

“It's Fall Y'all!” Well, almost. September brings the beginning of cooler weather, changing colors and the many wonderful celebrations that autumn brings. In Kimmswick, we celebrate the beginning of the season with a lovely event: Shop ‘til Tea – It’s Fall Y’all! When...

~Reason to Celebrate~

“A party without a cake is just a meeting,” is a quote attributed to Julia Child. At The Blue Owl, we can’t help but agree. We often tell you about our amazing wedding cakes and adorable baby shower creations, but today I want to share something you may not know - we...

~ Keep Your Eyes on the Pies ~

August is a time of long, hot, lazy days…except when it’s time for the 5Kimmswick. This summer, the annual race will take place on Saturday, August 20, beginning at 8am. Our goal for the 6th annual 5Kimmswick is to raise $30,000 to aid in the fight against ALS. This...

~ Pokemon Go to Kimmswick ~

The Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery and The Blue Owl Sweet Shoppe are known for fun, food and friends. We serve hearty and homemade food at our restaurant and also enjoy creating amazing cakes and treats for weddings, showers, parties, and other events. During the...

~ No Cooking Allowed ~

Oh my! It is hot and humid here in Kimmswick and in the greater St. Louis area. It’s that time of year that people often say it’s too hot to cook, maybe even too hot to eat. When you get to that point (and if you haven’t, you will), you should know that at The Blue...